Ancient Egyptian socks, circa 250-420 AD.
The Romano-Egyptian socks were excavated in the burial grounds of ancient Oxyrhynchus, a Greek colony on the Nile in central Egypt at the end of the 19th century. They were given to the Museum in 1900 by Robert Taylor Esq., ‘Kytes,’ Watford. He was executor of the estate of the late Major Myers and these items were selected among others from a list of textiles as ‘a large number of very useful examples.’
Single-needle knit. Bright red. Amazing. Via The Smithsonian’s Threaded blog.
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- Girlfriend: Feel my hair. It's so soft!
- Me: [Runs fingers through hair. Pushes head down.]
- GF: [Pulls back. Hits me.]
- Me: Hey! I'm just testing the old wive's tale: Girls don't like when you push their heads down. It's called SCIENCE.
- GF: "Wive's tale"??
- Me: Promulgated by Big Wife.
- GF: [That look]
- GF: [Leaves room.]
I think Elaine would disagree.